April 24, 2014

Welcome to Swearer Sparks, an online platform for social change and storytelling where the Brown University community can spark new ideas and connections. Learn more.

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Recent Stories on Sparks

September 12, 2014

Sazzy Gourley ’16, a Royce Fellow for Sport and Society, researched the intersections between marketing, sport, and social impact through case studies with Red Bull’s 2014 Cliff Diving World Series in Texas, Ireland, Norway, and the Azores Islands off the coast of Portugal. 

Sazzy Gourley
September 11, 2014

Ayanda Collins '16 is an intern at the City of Providence Office of Sustainability through the iProv Summer Internship Program.

Ayanda Collins
September 9, 2014
Action-Based Learning in the Great Outdoors

This summer, Moving Mountains hosted its first summer camp, two weeks of nature exploration and sustainable living lessons at Roger Williams Park in Providence. For the urban high school students who participated in camp, it was an introduction to spending time outside as well as an opportunity to make friends and grow leadership skills. And for Co-Founders and Social Innovation Fellows Jared Rothenberg ’15 and Ivy Sokol ’15.5, this outdoor education adventure was just the beginning. 

Liza Yeager
September 8, 2014

Kelly McGlynn is a rising senior From Philadelphia. Kelly is a Healthy Food Access TRI-Lab participant, and is concentrating in Environmental Studies with a focus on food access, public health, and nutrition.

Kelly McGlynn '15
September 5, 2014
Elizabeth Garcia
August 27, 2014

Sarah Melton '16 is an intern at AS220 through the iProv Summer Internship Program.

Sarah Melton
August 26, 2014
One Student's Exploration of Human-Centered Design on Two Campuses

For Allison Wong ’15, being a Brown/RISD dual degree student means thinking a lot about social change - in very creative ways. During her four years in Providence, Allison has explored what she calls “design-based approaches to social innovation,” combining the best of her knowledge and experience from both schools to make serious community impact. 

Liza Yeager
August 26, 2014

Sandra Kimokoti '15 is a Royce Fellow who is developing and implementing a health education curriculum for high school girls in rural Western Kenya

Sandra Kimokoti
August 25, 2014

Daniel Hoadley '15 is working with Breakthrough Providence through the iProv Summer Internship Program.


Daniel Hoadley
August 21, 2014

VyVy Trinh MD'16 is the Co-Director of 2014 BRYTE Summer Camp.

VyVy Trinh
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